April 27, 2017
Factory Forty
rue des anciens étangs, 40 , Brussels

#HRUBrussels – Proactive Hiring

HR Unconferences


HR Unconferences are a global series of events where the emphasis is on conversation, cross-level communication and free exchange of ideas and experiences. Aimed at HR practitioners, recruiters, and corporate executives the events focus on the latest innovations and technologies used in HR. These events are organised in more than 50 countries across the world and attended by over 6 000 people globally. No keynote speakers, no presenter looking down on you from a big stage and no similar standards of the events. Instead, we provide free, flexible, informal environment for the HR & Recruitment folks in the market to discuss their challenges and find real practical solutions.


The event in Brussels will be focused on the Proactive Hiring and its influence of changing recruitment processes, tools and competencies. Today Proactive Hiring refers to distinct qualities from the recruitment function that allow organizations to respond rapidly to changes in an internal and external environment by having a systematic approach to talent pipelining. This often means knowledge over intuition and different process and tools to collect and assess candidate information that is helping us to do better decisions faster.

Let’s discuss above and more at #HRUBrussels – Proactive Hiring on 27th of April, 2017. 

Join us for an opportunity to network with top level executives from the most forward-thinking organizations in Belgium and beyond, meet the best recruitment technology vendors and startups from around the world and enjoy the spirit of an unconference.


Participation is FREE of charge for the attendees who will be selected after the application process.

An application form is available at the bottom of this page. We strongly recommend to apply ASAP to guarantee your seat in advance as the number of participants is limited to 100 people. The purpose of this – we are seeking to have real, close, relevant conversations and active participation in the discussions of all the selected participants which is impossible in a larger group. Confirmations will be sent within 1-2 weeks after the application.


We are also looking for the sponsors, track leaders (speakers), presenting startups & media partners. If you are interested just email aki@globalhru.com.


Join the pre – event discussions on Twitter (#HRUBrussels) and on Facebook!


Feel the atmosphere of the unconference in advance while taking a look at the video below from #HRUHelsinki – Technology, 2016.

Dustin Robinson

Product Marketing Manager
Hello Talent

Veerle Dero

Global Service Line Lead Recruitment

Mona Lazar

Global Talent Development & Recruitment Manager
Real Impact Analytics

Virginie Correia

Recruitment Manager
Etix Everywhere

Sophie Rebischung

HR Professional
Etix Everywhere

Timoté Geimer

Head of Experience & Product

Pierre Collowald

Robertson Associates AG

Lucas Vinther-Hoej

Head of Sales

Thomas Swan Bittencourt

Senior International Client Relations

Nick Peña

International Sales Manager

Patrick De Pauw

Social Seeder


09:30 – 10:00

Arrivals & morning coffee

10:00 – 10:20 Welcoming words from #HRU and event partners
10:20 – 10:25 Presentation of the upcoming tracks & split into two groups
10:25 – 11:10 Dustin Robinson & An De Jonghe: Building and Managing Talent Pipelines Veerle Dero: How will pro-active sourcing impact the role of the recruiter & the candidate experience? 
11:10 – 11:20 Networking & coffee break
11:20 – 11:25 Presentation of the upcoming tracks & split into two groups
11:25 – 12:10 Mikhail Saidov: Digital Personalization and use of AI in talent acquisition Mona Lazar: The company brand and proactive hiring: how to approach and manage passive candidates when you don’t have a strong, world known brand behind you
12:10 – 12:20 Networking & coffee break
12:20 – 13:00

Most progressive Startups Demos 1:

12:20 – 12:40 Hello Talent – Dustin Robinson

12:40 – 13:00 Graduateland – Lucas Vinther-Hoej & Thomas Swan Bittencourt

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & networking break
14:00 – 14:40

Most progressive Startups Demos 2:

14:00 – 14:20 FirstBird – Nick Peña

14:20 – 14:40 Social Seeder – Patrick De Pauw

14:40 – 14:45 Presentation of the upcoming tracks & split into two groups
14:45 – 15:40 Timoté Geimer: Why Talent Nurturing is Key for your organisation? Virginie Correia & Sophie Rebischung: From 0 to 100: building an amazing team in 24 months
15:40 – 15:50 Networking & coffee break
15:50 – 15:55

Presentation of the upcoming tracks & split into two groups

15:55 – 16:45

Pierre Collowald: The best cooks take the best ingredients to create great meals. So what should recruiters do when recruiting proactively with success?

Aki Kakko: Proactive Hiring Process with Inbound Marketing
From 16:45

Closing words

After drinks & networking

Raminta Sileikaite

Raminta Sileikaite

Email: raminta@globalhru.com

Factory Forty isn’t just any old coworking space: it’s a family affair. You’ll notice this as soon as you step through the door. It’ll be David, his brother-in-law Jasvir or Sara, his mum, who’ll welcome you. Now and again, you’ll bump into the rest of the family, including the grandchildren, who will most likely be in the garden taking care of the chickens or the vegetable patch. You’ll also hear Pitchuk, our cockerel, marking the rhythm of the days.
Factory Forty
rue des anciens étangs, 40 , Brussels

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